Height/Weight Standards

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  1. FightOnToVictory

    FightOnToVictory Candidate Appointee

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    I have a small issue. I have my appointment, but I am really short. (like 60.5" tall, i'm a girl obviously) I am athletic, I played 2 varsity sports and compete in triathlons, BUT i'm over the weight limit thing that I found on the army website. I.ve been tryingreally hard to make the weight but it looks like even with working out 2-3 times daily and cutting out excess sugars, fats, and carbs from my diet I'm still gonna be about 10lbs over on r-day. my issue is i'm trying to lose the weight without sacrificing my health.

    Its not like I'm not athletic, I'm not going to have any problems with the APFT or the PT at all, I'm just of a heavier build than a lot of girls.

    Several of my friends are wrestlers and they said they can help me do it if I really really need to but it sounds pretty awful to do it their way, but I would be willing to if it would be the only way.

    MAIN QUESTION- Is the Height/Weight standard mandatory or just a guideline? Will I not be accepted because I can't get down to that weight?
     
  2. icelander27

    icelander27 USMA Cadet

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    I think you may want to e-mail Larry Mullen on the DODMERB section of this forum. He would have the answer.
     
  3. chiazo

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    In the army anybody that is does not pass height and weight will then have their body fat measured. If you are over the body fat limit than you are overweight. I'm pretty sure that the extra weight you carry is muscle no need to try and starve yourself.
     
  4. America's Finest

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    This is correct. Don't sweat it.
     
  5. FightOnToVictory

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    ok. thats a relief anybody know what BMI is acceptable? I want to get mine measured to make sure. It would be awful to lose my appointment over something as trivial as this.
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    For a female in your age group it's 30%.
    If you are 60" tall then your weight should fall between 97-132 lbs. If it is over 132 lbs then you will be taped.

    You won't lose your appointment. Your height and weight were already checked during your dodmerb exam. If you are "overweight" - common for females - then you will be taped. Don't worry DPE will take care of you.

    http://www.hooah4health.com/body/weightcontrol/AR600-9/p04.htm#t3-2
     
  7. FightOnToVictory

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    Ok so I did an online calculator and it says my BMI is 29? is that right? That sounds really bad.
     
  8. Just_A_Mom

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    Seriously, don't worry about it. It's not "really bad". You have other things to worry about right now - like breaking in your low quarters :wink:
     
  9. America's Finest

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    Even if you are over-weight, you won't lose your appointment over that. They will just make you run a few extra laps. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, stop worrying, it will be okay.
     
  10. chiazo

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    west point has spent alot of money on you. They would not kick you out for being overweight. stop worrying.
     
  11. America's Finest

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    Actually, they have spent barely any. Just the postage for a few things.
     
  12. Just_A_Mom

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    haha, not quite. The admissions department spends a huge amount of money building a class. Did you go to SLS? Did you use the admissions website? Make a visit? Speak with your Regional Commander?
    All of this costs money.

    chiazo is right - West Point has spent a lot of money on you guys already. They picked you for a reason and don't want to lose you.
     
  13. America's Finest

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    I guess you're right. Just don't let that boost your ego too much (appointees). We still have to be careful not to do something stupid.:wink:
     
  14. CadetHopeful13

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Odds are we'll all be losing some weight next week anyways.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Momof2cadets

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    Depends... Both my guys were tall and lean going in. Oldest lost 11 pounds during beast, looked like a stick at the end; youngest GAINED 8 pounds over the summer! :shake:
     
  16. America's Finest

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    It was most likely muscle he gained though. I doubt he got fat during Beast. :biggrin:
     
  17. chiazo

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    it also depends on how much you eat at home. At home I get about one good meal a day. At beast i will be eating three times aday. I'm probably gonna gain like 20 pounds during beast.
     
  18. America's Finest

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    Your meals may increase but so will your physical activity unless you practically go through Beast everyday at home. :biggrin:
     

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